Oceania Country Requirements

Graduate Admissions

Students who meet or exceed the following academic credentials for admission to graduate programs are encouraged to apply. Note that satisfaction of minimum academic standards is only one factor in admission decisions. If your country is not listed below please contact the Credential Evaluation Specialists.

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees

One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Bachelor Degree or Bachelor Degree (Honours) *
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma.
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
 
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
 

Grading Scale

Classification Letter Grade Mark Range # Grade  US Grade Equivalent                       US Grade Point Average (GPA)
High Distinction  HD 80-100% 7 A 4.00
Distinction D 70-79%  6 A 4.00
Credit  C 60-69%  5 B 3.00
Pass P 50-59% 4 C 2.00
Conceded/Conditional PC 45 -49% 3 D 1.00
Failure  F/N Below 49%  Below 3 F 0.00

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

*According to the academic credit system in Australia, bachelor degree require completion of 144 credit points (for 3 years Bachelor degrees) and 96 credits for completing a postgraduate degree.

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English

Updated: January 29, 2020

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Bachelor’s degree (4-5 year program)
  • 3 year bachelor following Form 7 
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma.

Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.

After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required. 
 

Grading Scale

Percentage Letter Grade US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
80-100 A A 4.00
65-79.99 B B 3.00
50-64.99 C C 2.00
40-49.99 D F 0.00
0-39.99 E F 0.00
  Aegrotat Pass P  

Please Note:  The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English
 

Revised: May 2018

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • Level 8 Bachelor degrees (4 year Bachelor's degree (Honours), Bachelor of Architecture)
  • Level 8 Postgraduate diploma
  • Advanced Diplomas (4-5 years)
Please note: A level 7 Bachelor's degree may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.
 
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma.
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
 
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required.
 

Grading Scale

Letter Grade Grade Classification Grade Percentage US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A+ High First 85 - 100% A 4.00
A Clear First 80 - 84% A 4.00
A- Bare First 75 - 79% A- 3.67
B+ High Second 70 - 74% B+ 3.33
B Clear Second 65 - 69% B 3.00
B- Bare Second 60 - 64% B- 2.67
C+ Sound Pass 55 - 59% C+ 2.33
C Pass 50 - 54% C 2.00
C- Marginal Pass 40 - 49% C- 1.67
D, E, F Failure 0 - 39% F 0

The University of Auckland

Letter Grade Number Grade US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
A+ 9 A 4.00
A 8 A 4.00
A- 7 A- 3.67
B+ 6 B+ 3.33
B 5 B 3.00
B- 4 B- 2.67
C+ 3 C+ 2.33
C 2 C 2.00
C- 1 C- 1.67
D+, D or D- or F 0 F 0.00

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

 
Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English
 

Revised: January 2021

Admission Requirements for Master Degrees
One of the following academic credentials are required:
  • 4-year Bachelor's degrees
  • 2 year diploma along with 2 years of Bachelor’s degree
What to Submit into Your Online Application
  • Unofficial transcripts/academic records containing a complete record of all courses taken and individual marks obtained. If transcripts do not list the date of graduation, please upload a copy of your diploma.
Please note: Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree can be considered for provisional admission.
After Admission Decision
  • Official final transcripts will be required. 
Grading Scale
Percentage Description US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
85-100 High Distinction (HD) A 4.00
75-84 Distinction (D) A 4.00
65-74 Credit (CR) B 3.00
60-64 Upper Pass (UP) B- 2.67
50-59 Pass (PA) C 2.00
49 and less Fail (NN) F 0.00
INC Incomplete    
RPL Recognized Prior Learning    
CRS Course Requirement Satisfied    
CRNS Course Requirement Not Satisfied    
CP Conceded Pass    
Award Classification
Division US Grade Equivalent US Grade Point Average (GPA)
First Class Honours A 4.00
Second Class Honours (Upper Division) A-/B+ 3.50
Second Class Honours (Lower Division) B 3.00
Third Class Honours C+ 2.33
Pass  C 2.00
Fail F 0.00

Please Note: The information above is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials and grading scales from this country. Check your transcripts for your institutional grading scale and if different, please upload it with your academic records. 

Official Language and/or Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Tok Pisin
  • Hiri Motu

Revised: May 2018

Visit Graduate Admissions for more information.